WELCOME TO SAINT ANDREW’S

welcome to Saint Andrews
At St. Andrew’s, we welcome everyone who seeks to experience God (in some way) – and we respect the dignity of every human being. Whether you are a year-round Islander, a summer resident or guest, or a first-time visitor, we very much hope you enjoy your time with us. Come as you are, come be who you are, and see!
tiffany window OVER 100 YEARS OF HISTORY
St. Andrew’s began in 1895 as an Episcopal mission, and by 1910 the church building was consecrated. It features Tiffany stained-glass windows and a pulpit the shape of a dory.
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st-andrews COME AND VISIT
We are located on the beautiful Island of Martha’s Vineyard. If that’s not reason enough to make it out here, learn more about our endearing Episcopal church.
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episcopal church THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE
St. Andrew’s is an episcopal Church, part of the world-wide Anglican Communion, and a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
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contact CONTACT US
Church Office: 1-508-627-5330 Rector’s e-mail: fatherchip@standrewsmv.org Office e-mail: office@standrewsmv.org Office Fax: 1-508-627-4318
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RECTOR’S MESSAGE

Greetings, friend! And welcome to our website…we’re so glad you found us! It’s a little hard to describe all the things that are happening here at St. Andrew’s, but I have to say this: Great things are definitely happening, and it’s exciting. Really.  For those who’ve wondered about church these days, this might be a good church to try. I believe all of us have a hunger and thirst inside that can’t be satisfied by food and water. It’s our spiritual side, and life becomes wonderful when we pay attention to it and explore it. The trick is to find a space that can help us nurture our spiritual lives and grow in a safe and welcoming environment.  Some churches are better than others at providing that sort of environment. Those that succeed work for success. We at St. Andrew’s have joyfully undertaken that work.  If you are seeking a place that is renewing itself, we might be just the right fit for you. And if you have a family, this might be a great fit for them, too. A good church can be a wonderful help and lift in life—and in ways that might surprise us.>> read more
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Summer…

 

ONLY 2 COPIES LEFT!OUR NEXT SUMMER BOOK CLUB SELECTION is “CRAZY CHRISTIANS: A CALL TO FOLLOW JESUS,” by our new Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry. We’ll meet up at the Rectory once after we read the book to talk about it—date and time TBA—so please sign up in the Parish Hall if you’d like to order a book ($15.00). FUN AND GREAT SUMMER READ!

 

REWARDING NEW MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY! The Edgartown Council on Aging has gotten area restaurants to offer awesome meals to homebound seniors, and could use some help delivering them one weeknight a week between 5:30—6:00 pm. This is a VERY rewarding ministry, and doesn’t take that much time. Please call Lyndsay Famariss, Outreach Coordinator, at 627-4368 to inquire.

 

SAVE THE DATE:  Our annual PARISH SUMMER POTLUCK DINNER PARTY at the Rectory will be on Monday, August 15, at 6:00 pm.  Please make it a point to join us!

 

The Nursery is OPEN!  We are blessed to have our nursery open for those teeny ones too squirmy for worship, at our 10:00 am hour.  We sure could use a few willing spirits to sign up once a month or so to help staff it, and this would be a wonderful thing for Moms and Dads—especially seekers who might come along!  Please see Heather Anne to add your name to the list.

 

WE COULD USE YOUR HELP!  We’ve got some spots for the 10:00 am worship that could really use some volunteer minister help—please see Father Chip or call Heather Anne if you can help us out with any of the following ministries this summer:

 

  • BE A NURSERY HELPER—and play with our children, so our parents can pray!
  • BE AN USHER—and greet all our beloved with a friendly face!
  • BE A COFFEE HOUR HOST—and extend our feast into more holy time together!

 

 

For Information about HOSPITALITY HOMES Click on the FAITH IN ACTION tab above HHomes Logo CROPPED

 

 

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 “The Vision of St Andrew’s Church is to make God present in our families, our neighborhood, our town, the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, and in the world.” 

  

                  Our Vestry

 

Wardens:      Carl Malmquist  & Chris White

Treasurer:       Wesley Brown

Parish Clerk:   Pam Monterosso

Members at Large:  

Claudia Metell, Caroline Evans,  Hans von Steiger, Sandra Mott and Kevin McFarland